You think about a million things then pick the best ones to write a story about. Sometimes it’s a fictional story, sometimes it’s something you know about and think others might want to know too. Sometimes, it’s just something you like writing about, or just your own writing ideas. In two months I wrote 34 hubs and they coverered everything I just mentioned. For example, we’ve been to Ireland, Alaska and Las Vegas…I wrote hubs about those trips. They were great vacations and I thought they would make interesting hubs.
I wrote about my animals; my cockatiel, Persian cat and Miniature Pinscher dog. I thought they made great hubs and a lot of people seemed to agree with me as they have high readership. Seems people like to read about animals, especially cats and dogs. I wrote about some of my favorite things, hummingbirds, Halloween, and Charlton Heston. I wrote about things that involved me like growing up in the fifties, going to Catholic School, having Celiac disease, my Grandfather’s Rose Garden, and adoption. Then I thought I would try to write what might be considered more pertinent stuff, like the history of Music Through the Decades and Global Warming. I tried my hand at fiction and wrote three short stories, The Face in the Mirror, Empty Beds and The PigSty. I threw in a few instructional hubs like how to use a Search Engine and MS Word 2010. You get the idea I’m sure.
I lay awake at night and think of things to write about. Sometimes I come up with what I think is a good idea but then I have to flesh it out. I was doing that one day when I was driving and went past my turn off twice. It’s not really a good idea to try to write a story in your head when you’re driving.
What is a good idea? I mean I did do a hub about writing and writing hubs, but there’s so much more to it. I think it’s something you have to feel. You can’t just write down a bunch of unrelated stuff. Even if it doesn’t mean something to anyone else, it has to mean something to you and I think that is the crux of the whole thing, that it means something to you. Maybe you’re afraid of the bad guy in the story you write, or you were frightened by someone like that when you were a kid. Maybe you have an absolute passion for eating fish and want to write a piece about the best ways to cook fish. If your start with your own passion then think about what someone would like to read about your passion you have a beginning. What about writing?